Macau Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has confirmed that businessperson Low Taek Jho has left the country.
Wong did not name Low, citing Macau's law that prevents the disclosure of people entering or leaving the special administrative region of China.
Instead, he referred to a recent request put in by a police force from abroad for a Malaysian businessperson.
Wong's response was published on the portal of the Macau Information Department.
He added that the Macau Judiciary Police, through China's National Central Bureau's Macau branch Interpol, received a request for assistance with regard to the Malaysian businessperson.
Wong said an investigation was carried out in response to the request.
"He (Wong) said the result of the investigation in response to the country that made the request over the person concern found that he was not in Macau," the article on the Information Department portal read.
Wong said the statement made by the police chief from the originating country of the request was therefore not "in line with the facts."
Earlier today, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said they were informed by Macau counterparts that Low had left the region.
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